Thursday, December 11, 2008

Rumour: Detroit Free Press to cut home delivery to two or three days

The latest buzz is that a momentous decision has been made to deliver the Free Press only two or three days a week, soon after the first of the year.

"They would print it and put it in the boxes the other days, but otherwise encourage people to go to the Internet," said a longtime staffer, who seemed to be in a position to know. The paper would be home delivered Thursday and Sunday, and perhaps one other day. Subscribers would be encouraged to turn to the paper's website. [...]

My colleague Sandra Svoboda contacted Freep Editor Paul Anger, who offered what can best be described as a "guarded" response: "We're looking at all sorts of things. I think it's pretty safe to say we're going to print a newspaper. "

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